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Sherkin Island, Baltimore, Ireland
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Horseshoe Cottage
Ranked #12 of 13 Baltimore B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Sherkin is a lovely place to explore a quiet West Cork island in Roaringwater Bay, just across the water from Baltimore. There's a very regular ferry service (approx. every 2.5 hours) and although once a thriving island community there are now only about a 100 inhabitants. The Silver Strand looking out on Cape Clear and the Gascanane Sound is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

My mother & I had a truly special time staying with Fiona (Joe was away). From the free range chickens wandering in the vegetable garden & around our feet on arrival to the welcoming cup of tea with homebaked treats while watching the sea in Horseshoe Bay within the first 30 minutes of our arrival, we were made to feel... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I had such a great time staying with Joe and Fiona. Spent three nights on Sherkin and they made me feel truly welcome, like one in the family. The location is great, breakfast excellent, Fiona may cook for you in the evening if you ask (maybe fish that has been freshly caught by Joe - if not visit the pub... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Horseshoe cottage is one of the best-kept secrets in West Cork: a beautiful, historic cottage overlooking the blue waters of Horseshoe Harbour - just a short walk from the pier. Joe and Fiona offer the best of Irish hospitality, including wonderful home-baked treats and tea on arrival, and a fine full irish breakfast (early or late, depending on mood). We... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

This was the best part of my trip to Ireland. I was looking for an alternate to the typical hotel and this suited me perfeclty. This is not a hotel at all. This is someone's private home who graciously open it up to everyone. Joe and Fiona went above and beyond to make sure my stay was comfortable. The room... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
71 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Sherkin Island is a truly beautiful location. So we were pleased to be able to stay on the island as part of our summer holidays in Ireland. The location is great, overlooking a very picturesque bay, where the owners impressive looking sail boat is docked. It was, however, a very muddy walk up the dirt track to the house in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Having travelled all around Ireland in the past, we had yet to explore much of the south coast, and in particular the islands along the south coast. We have made it a habit while traveling in Ireland, and the rest of Europe as well, to always try and stay in apartments or B&B's. Horseshoe Cottage seemed to the opportunity to... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
36 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

Showed up at 4:30. Was informed we had been double booked so the owner was giving us her room which wasn't ready. Dropped off the bags & headed off to explore the island. Cottage in a lovely location but unfortunately we had a very poor sleep. Room was stuffy, the window was very small so when opened it really didn't... More 

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149 reviews 149 reviews
31 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

well didn't really get a chance to know how nice was this place , because despite talking on the phone to the owner Josephine and giving her my credit card details, I had the suprise to be told she "forgot" my booking !!! Thanks god I checked with her a week before our arrival otherwise it could have spoiled our... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

A real Irish cottage, the warmest welcoming hostess, the yummiest Irish bread, the best organic garden, landscape and views to feast your eyes on, conversation to last a lifetime, a friendly pub close by that serves a good meal with conversation, peaceful and friendly island neighborhood, beautiful healthy hens to add to your Irish breakfast AND a confident and capable... More 

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Address: Sherkin Island, Baltimore, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Baltimore
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Number of rooms: 3

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